ISO - Barbeque or baked bean recipe
I tried the search function as I know I've seen posts and all I brought up was a restaurant called "Baked Beans". Anyway, I have been asked to provide a hot bean side dish to go with a true barbeque (pork ribs, sausage and chicken) for 80 people. It is for a couples golf tournament mid June. Beans are not something I cook often and could really use the help. Thanks!
I didn't peruse the search results, but I'd suggest making the beans at least a day or three ahead of time to let the flavors develop in the fridge.
Funny you should say "80 people" as I opened my own cookbook to find "Texas Beans for 80 People easy method" last tweaked September 2008:
14kg pail baked beans (find at costco type store, about 30lbs)
100oz tin kidney beans - rinsed
10 onions chopped
4C chopped celery
4C chopped green pepper
40 clove garlic chopped
40 jalapenos chopped
20C BBQ sauce (your favorite or the cheapest, however you wanna go)
7C brown sugar
7C maple syrup
5C dijon mustard
20tsp liquid smoke
salt&pepper to taste
Crisp bacon, remove, and reserve drippings.
In same pot, sweat all veggies, using drippings as needed.
Add beans, rest of ingredients, and bacon/ remaining drippings.
Stir often, bring to simmer.
Place in baking pan(s) and bake 1.5-2 hours @ 375F.
Remove, let it come to room temp, into fridge at least overnight.
Day of, warm covered in 325F oven.
Here's my recipe; it's really tasty and very easy, as all the beans come from cans. To serve 80, you'd probably want to quadruple (or quintuple) the recipe.
Preheat oven to 350.
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked until crisp, bacon grease reserved, and bacon crumbled
2 med. lg. onions, preferably sweet, chopped
1 T. chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 can each:
Kidney beans, Cannellini or great northern beans, and black beans, all drained
1 can Bush's or B & W original baked beans, undrained
In bacon fat, saute onions until soft. Add garlic and saute a few minutes longer. Add mustard, vinegar, and brown sugar. Simmer about 15 minutes.
Put crumbled bacon and beans into a baking dish; add onion mixture and mix well.
Bake, covered, for 45-50 minutes.
Te'xas Barbecue Beans
Cooked pinto beans (I use the pressure cooker to cook them) with pork
LBJ's barbecue sauce
Dark brown sugar
Tabasco sauce to taste
Garlic and/or onion to taste
Salt to taste if needed
Drain the liquid from the cooked pinto beans. Place beans in oven-proof pan and add enough barbecue sauce to cover beans (you want them a little soupy at this point), then add other ingredients. Bake in moderate oven uncovered for 20-30 minutes, checking on them periodically to make sure there is enough liquid (barbecue sauce, etc).
Note: I always undersalt the beans when I cook them so I don't have to worry about getting them too salty when I use them.
What you want are beans that are both spicy and sweet when they are finished cooking.
REV---Two questions. I like the sound of these especially the simplicity.
Whats the flavor profile of the LBJ bbq sauce? Sweet? Sweet Smokey? etc.
How much Brown sugar do you think youre using per pound of beans? Quarter cup?
I want to make these first according to original first. thanks.